I hope your second week of school was productive and that you and your students have begun to settle into familiar routines. You may have seen the news a few days ago about students in Weston being targeted on SnapChat to upload inappropriate photos of themselves. This story, and others like it, remind me of the brave new digital world in which we and our students live. Preparing our young people to successfully navigate this ever-evolving environment is no easy task, but one that we must continue to embed in our work. With nearly universal access to an online world in which few boundaries exist, our students need the “street smarts” to leverage the power of this access while avoiding so many of its potential pitfalls. As we engage our students in the use of technology this year, I encourage everyone to also maintain conversations about what the responsible use of that technology looks like. (And what it doesn’t!)

Have a great weekend and thank you for all that you do every day to support our students.

Best regards,



09/13/16 – School Committee Meeting – 7 pm – Open Session – Town Hall
09/19/16 – School Committee Meeting – 8:45 am – Supt. Conference Room
10/04/16 – School Committee Meeting – 7 pm – Town Hall

Baby News!

Congratulations to new mom Jessica Forshner (WMS Special Educator) on the birth of her son, James Paul, on June 30, 2016, and Congrats to Ilene Sharpe (Jess’ Mom and WMS Consumer Science/Health Teacher) on her new grandson!


To Ann Riley (WHS Special Educator) on the loss of her brother, John Gorham, on August 26, 2016; and to Barbara Newton (WHS Spec Ed Secretary) on the loss of her brother, Paul Flaherty, on September 6, 2016.

Celebrate Wellesley METCO and Connect!

You are invited! Friends of Wellesley METCO is sponsoring a back-to-school social event on Saturday night, October 1st. Please join us for an evening of socializing, food, music, and fun. It will be a great way to connect and kick off the celebrations of METCO’s 50 years in Wellesley. We hope to have a strong turnout of teachers and staff to meet and build relationships with Boston parents, especially.

Where: Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street, Dedham

When: Saturday, October 1st, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Tickets: $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased via credit card or Paypal on the FWMI website ( or by check to FWMI, P.O. Box 81163, Wellesley, 02481. For more information, email FriendsofWellesleyMETCO

​​WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website

Please be aware that we added a new feature called “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website. We will post all of our internal jobs under this website tab. Therefore, you will no longer see internal job postings in the bulletin. This new way of posting will allow us to post internal positions any day of the week.

Superintendent’s Bulletin 09/09/16
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